Environmental Issues in Fentress County

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Compared to the surrounding counties, Fentress County shows an overall better standing when it comes to environmental pollution. A lot of areas have more to be concerned with than in my county. Although Fentress County has a very high unemployment rate, we do seem to keep our county very clean. We may not care about our money, but we sure do care about our land.

Based on studies done by EPA (United States Environmental Protection Agency), Fentress County ranked about the average of all counties in the US in terms of an average individual's added cancer risk from hazardous air pollutants. 16,625 people in Fentress County face a cancer risk more than 100 times the goal set by the Clean Air Act. 89% of the air cancer risk is from mo

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